Hello all. I hope I am putting this thread in the right place. I am new to Linux, so I hope you will be patient.

I am running Linux Mint 8, and I am trying to get VLC 1.0.2 to recognize and capture video and audio from my HP KQ246AA webcam.

I entered ls /dev/video* and ls /dev/audio* in the terminal, and it tells me that my webcam devices are /dev/video0 and /dev/audio1. So I opened VLC and selected media > open capture device. I set the capture mode to Video for Linux 2 and entered those device names in the video and audio device selection boxes. The video works fine, but it gives me this error for the audio:

Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'alsa:///dev/audio1'. Check the log for details.

Am I doing something wrong?

Incidentally, I tried looking at the log file, but I cannot find it. Does anyone know where it is?

Thanks!